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#121 Matthew Winn

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:40 PM

View Postigb, on 12 March 2013 - 09:53 AM, said:

"We felt very strongly that in architectural terms columns bring the space in and give that sense of compression Michael wanted. You couldn't have them right on the front row because they would get in the way. But the next row back was possible."

Given that people go to the theatre to watch the performance rather than the building, shouldn't the design be completely subservient to the purpose? The comment above strikes me as being like designing an aeroplane and wondering if that whole putting-wings-on-it thing really creates the look you're going for.
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#122 Poly

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

Not to be argumentative - which of course I am - but restricted view seats, if they are not very restricted, can provide a good value alternative for a lot of people. So I am not sure they are always a good thing.

#123 xanderl

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:39 PM

Contrary view on the cafe: having a slightly rubbish cafe in the RST and forcing people to go elsewhere to get a bite to eat is good news for the rest of the local economy.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:25 PM

View PostMatthew Winn, on 12 March 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:

Given that people go to the theatre to watch the performance rather than the building,

Is that a given?

#125 xanderl

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

There are exceptions - Viva Forever for instance
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#126 Kathryn2

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

Tickets go on sale to the public on monday, and I''ve got half an hour monday morning to try and snag a couple of RIIs at the Barbican.

Anyone know what ticket availability is like at the moment? Should I ignore the weekends and go straight for Monday nights?

#127 johng

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

A quick check shows row K if you want two seats for the matinee on saturday 21 December and row L if you want evening.  Monday 16 December shows row P.  First saturday(14 December) at Barbican shows stalls completely sold out both matinee and evening.

So you should be OK if you dont hang around too long after public booking opens

#128 xanderl

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

If you go to the Barbican website you can see ticket availability - it just won't let you book yet.
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#129 Kathryn2

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

Ooh, thanks, that's an excellent tip!

I suspect that we'd probably be ok getting the top-price stalls, and that it's the cheap seats that'll sell out first, because there's so few of them.
I'll ask my friend how much she is willing to pay.....

#130 Polly1

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

View Postxanderl, on 15 March 2013 - 02:30 PM, said:

If you go to the Barbican website you can see ticket availability - it just won't let you book yet.
That's really helpful, thanks for the tip.




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